College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

CNR News

February 6, 2013

Feb 8 | CNR Honors Program Enrollment Deadline
Feb 13 | CNR Resume Workshop
Feb 15 | CNR Travel Grant Application Deadline
March 15 | UC Forestry Summer Field Program Application Deadline

Feb 8 | CNR Honors Program Enrollment Deadline

CNR Honors Program Enrollment Deadline: Friday, February 8, 4:00 PM

CNR students who have attained junior status, have a 3.6 GPA and two semesters remaining to complete a two semester honors research project are eligible to undertake CNR Honors research. Students must submit the H196 Enrollment form to their major advisor by Friday, February 8, 4:00 PM. Students must have their faculty research mentor's signature, and a copy of their honors research proposal (title, abstract, background, objectives and hypothesis, methods, timeline).

Program Guidelines:
--All honors students must be on campus for their two semesters of research (no EAP, no summer).
--A minimum GPA of 3.6 must be maintained in order to graduate with honors.
--All honors students must present their research at the end of their second semester at the CNR Undergraduate Honors Symposium.
--A copy of the H196 Enrollment Form is available on the CNR Honors website at the link below.
--Transfer students must complete at least one semester at UCB and eligibility is only based upon UCB GPA. Junior transfer students are encouraged to undertake their Honors research their senior year.
--Some students are doing research with a research mentor outside CNR. They must get their research mentor's signature and also they must have a CNR faculty sponsor who will be responsible for their grade.

For more information about the Honors program and a list of participants and their research topics from previous years, please see the CNR Honors website:

Contact Carina Galicia,, 260 Mulford Hall, if you have any questions.

Feb 13 | CNR Resume Workshop

Wednesday, February 13, 12-1pm, 260 Mulford Hall

Applications for summer internships and jobs are fast approaching! Learn techniques and skills for creating a great resume to land that perfect internship or job. Presented by CNR advisors, with examples tailored to fit your experiences.

Feb 15 | CNR Travel Grant Application Deadline

Please click here for the CNR Travel Grant Application. All recipients must submit a written summary of their project within one month of the travel to the Travel Grant Coordinator in 260 Mulford Hall. This summary may be given to the Travel Grant donor(s) upon request. Additionally, all recipients are strongly encouraged to participate in the CNR Honors Program or present their research at the CNR Research Symposium (typically held in April and November each year).

Please note: applicants MUST be a CNR student, and MUST have a CNR Faculty sponsor.

March 15 | UC Forestry Summer Field Program Application Deadline

UC Forestry Summer Field Program at Baker Forest
June 23, 2013 – August 16, 2013

Meadow Valley, CA

In the beautiful mountains of the Plumas National Forest, the UC Summer Forestry Field Camp provides students a unique opportunity to study the biota, soils, and geology of the Feather River Country. Tall ponderosa and sugar pines tower over the area, with white fir, Douglas- fir, incense-cedar, and black oak intermixed in the dense forests. Several streams pass through the camp. Housing is provided in cabins and bunkhouses, with a central kitchen and dining facility with a large campfire area in front. Easy hiking to waterfalls, lakes, and mountain meadows is enjoyed by residents.

The overall goal of the Summer Field Program is to provide an introduction to the scientific and professional dimensions of forest and wildland resource management. Students participating in the program learn about ecology, forest, range and wildlife management, measurements, forest operations and products. At the end of the eight-week program, students will have broad, working knowledge of concepts and techniques used by wildland resource managers. The experience of studying these topics in a field setting inevitably enriches students’ subsequent on-campus academic studies.

Specific objectives of the Summer Field Program include:

- Provide experience with both the ecological and social aspects of wildland environments
- Introduce students to professional practice in the various resource management fields
- Introduce basic subject matter in ecology, measurement and inventory systems, and resource management
- Teach field skills
- Develop close student and student-faculty relationships

Application materials and camp information are attached and also can be found at Summer 2013 application deadline: Friday, March 15th, 5pm to 260 Mulford Hall. Applicants will be notified by email sometime in April.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Forestry Field Program Director Rick Standiford at or Forestry and Natural Resources Undergraduate Advisor Eva Wong at